weaki-leaks…

it would appear
that a number
of irrelevant facts
have been leaked
to the press
my guess is
given
publishing deadlines
they’ll be presented
as
headline
news

sorry the tv’s off…

now
i know
it’s much too late
but
i need to head off
to walden pond
and share a cup of tea
with thoreau
all the current strife
and
saber rattling
has made me
turn off the news
i just refuse to hear
another political rationale
for killing people
so i want to shun
all conversations
of global anything
warming
war
or
reckless politicians
who believe that bloodletting
is an appropriate treatment
for the patient
even when
the patient
is dying
right in front of them
no
i just want
to sit
and contemplate
what the world
must
have been like
on that
first
day

caution high voltage lines…

My friend Toni Cross has done it again…presented me with a photo and challenged me to write a poem based upon what I see…without any background information …just based upon what I see….of course in the true spirit of poetic brother/sisterhood I have sent her a photograph with the same detailed information that she provided me….I certainly hope you enjoy each of our poems.

 

 
 

Challelnge Photo From Toni L. Cross

sorry
i have some
bad news
for you
the power
has been off for years
in this damn societal enclave
the only thing running through
these lines
is yesterday’s dreams
this recycled ball of trash
that we have been living on
ain’t worth the cost
of the security system
we keep spending billions
on a worn out corner of the globe
that erupts in smoke and ash
flowing with blood-red lava
through the veins of history
shakin’ like some old damn car
just before the wheels fall off
yet
folks we elect
keep telling us
for national security
we must spend more
for an old wooden door
with rusty hinges
shut tight
years ago
with nails
of fate
and
neglect
for true
human
rights